Sr. Lucie E. Ducas, CSC of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 81. Sister Lucie was born in Nashua, NH and was the daughter of the Henri T. Ducas and Dolorosa (Rochette).
Sister Lucie earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and her Master’s degrees at Salve Regina College in Newport, RI. She spent her earlier years as a Pastoral Minister and Pastoral Associate. Sister Lucie then went on to teach elementary grade levels for many years in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Sr. Lucie was totally committed to faith education and loved being an advocate for those in need. In 1983 the Diocese of Manchester awarded her with a certificate of recognition for her dedication as an “outstanding example of professionalism and Christian service to the local Parish community”. She spent 62 of her 81 years in religious life.
Sr. Juliette Payment, CSC, of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 84. Sister Julie entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1962. She made her final profession in 1968 and served her Congregation faithfully for 56 years.
Sister Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree at Notre Dame College and then spent most of her life as a teacher. She taught in Groton, CT; New Bedford and Attleboro, MA. And Nashua, NH. She was Principal of St. Joseph High School in Nashua, NH and an Administrative Assistant of Mount St. Mary High School also in Nashua, NH. Sister Julie was also spent 2 years as Activity Director for the Holy Cross Health Center where she was deeply loved by all of the residents. She retired at the Holy Cross Health Center in 2007.
Sr. Jacqueline L. Delage (Sr. M. Gerard Of The Cross) of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 82. Sister Jacqueline was born in Nashua, NH.
She began her teaching Ministry in 1958 teaching at St. Joseph Elementary School in North Grosvenordale, CT.. Sr. Jacqueline taught for many years in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She taught on several different grade levels, was the principal at one of the schools and taught adult education as well. She became the Director of Development in 1994. She spent 60 of her 82 years in religious life.
In 2017 we celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."
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